The mighty Gunners of Arsenal are fittingly in town to mark the occasion by doing battle for the Herbert Chapman Trophy.

Chapman, of course, was the man who created teams for both clubs which went on to clinch hat tricks of English League titles.

He did it first at Leeds Road in the mid-1920s, leaving for Highbury before the third title was achieved, and repeated the feat with Arsenal, although he died suddenly in 1934 (at the age of just 55) before their hat trick was complete.

Chapman remains one of the great figures in the game’s history – and certainly in Town’s.

The club have a rich and colourful tradition, and the current management and playing squad are hoping to mark 100 years by adding a promotion to Town’s proud record.

They will be backed by more than 16,000 season-ticket holders and they will play with their own specially-designed ball – so everything is ready for Saturday’s big kick-off against Stockport County at the Galpharm.